April Continues to Bloom! & CSSSN is Busting with Pride and More Action!

I will post more about the best Show and Sale in several years. The people that attended, the plants that were shown, the awards that were won: oh my, I was not prepared for such success. Moving forward, Mead View tour is set for April 26, 2014. I'll be publishing information about it in a few days. I hope many of you will be able to join in and see some unique plant material.


Lots Going on in April: Next Happening is April 12 and 13 Show and Sale at Moon-Sun!


So if you want to be one of us with a garden like this JOIN IN! It's a show and a sale of the best plants you'll see in Vegas for at least 6 months!

Come one come all; You don't have to be a member to show plants and certainly everyone is welcome to buy plants at a Cactus & Succulent Show and Sale!

Plants can be entered into the show on Saturday April 12 from 6:15 AM until 10:00 AM. If drop off of plants for the show need be earlier, the staff at Moon-Sun will accept them during normal nursery hours on Thursday and Friday, April 10 and 11. We've got among if not THE BEST IN THE WEST JUDGES THIS YEAR! Entertaining and full of knowledge! Observing the judging might be lots of fun. (Anyone know ML Robinson??  maybe Jan Emming??? may other notable folk????) Come on down!

Check out this link: http://www.moon-sunlandscapes.com/Cactus_Show___Art_Fair.html for more information about the show and sale at Moon Sun. We might put more up on facebook, too, so follow us along! 

Vendors Include:

Art Belly Burn...featuring Kelly McLendon,  an artist in Ceramics and Photography and Natalie Ruth Signor, carver.
Baked Earth ...creative clay creations to liven up your personal space
Signature Botanical...
Cowboy Creations ...functional and decorative art built with real horseshoes
Initially Yours...
Jan Emming - Owner and Cacti Wrangler at Destination Forever Ranch and Gardens.
Uno Cosmo... featuring sculptures from Samantha Stevens made from high-fire clays, utilizing oxidation or reduction glaze process.
Island in the Sky ...unique pottery excellent for your show winning Cacti, or just to add some beauty to the garden or home
Salt 'n' Sunset ...rare, and unique minerals, jewelery, and the beautiful queen of the night epiphyte
The Sculpture Factory ...found object sculptures, made from 100% recycled material 
Xena Foreman...
More updates may follow! 

April 2014: Meeting on the 3rd! Mead View Outing Discussion; Plant Show Review, Show & Sale at Moon-Sun Discussion

The meeting is Thursday, April 3 at the Garden Club Building on the Lorenzi Park property, 3333 W. Washington Ave., near the corner of Twin Lakes Drive. The parking lot is entered from Twin Lakes Drive. Doors open at 6:30 PM; Board Members should be present no later than 6:30 PM. The open meeting begins at 7:00 PM. (While some snacks or beverages may be supplied, if it is convenient to brings something along to share, it's always nice. If possible, plan to help set up prior to and put away after the meeting.)

Our field trip leader is Victor Lindsey. He's quite familiar with the area and promptly volunteered to rescue the rest of us from floundering in the desert. Details of this outing will be discussed at the meeting.


Plant of the Month! Echinocereus Engelmannii A bit of bragging will be done on behalf of the members that showed plants at the March 29 and 30 Garden Club building. SEE UPDATE ON ANNOUNCEMENT BELOW:




March 29 and 30: It's a "2fer" Weekend: Plant SHOW at Garden Club! AND WE NOW HAVE A MAJOR WIN! (read follow up post below)

Here's a link that will tell you all about the garden clubs, the which, the where, the when, and the who. The show this weekend will even have a few cactus and succulents in the show. 


Why not get a spring garden overdose, meet some friends, make some new ones, take some photos, and share the m. I look forward to a few selfies being sent our way.


March 29 and 30: Springs Preserve Plant Sale: You'll Like It

Here's the link to their site: http://www.springspreserve.org/apps/event/details.cfml?id=46

You'll enjoy this event. Feed your plant buying habit, enjoy fine weather, meet friends, and learn about plants and gardening.

There will be an abundance of desert or desert adapted plants (of course including cactus and succulents).

Come on over!